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The grasshoppers, crickets, and related insects of Canada and adjacent regions: Ulonata, Dermaptera, Cheleutoptera, Notoptera, D
By V. R. Vickery
Canadian Government Publishing Center, 1986
ISBN: 0660117495
Cite: 27627
This is an excellent book that covers the orthopterans and their relatives in Canada. It has about 5 pages that describe Canada's 4 species of walking sticks.

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It is worth noting
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Also worth noting, names used for higher classification (orders and above) in this book are largely different from those used by most authors. However, while this may seem a bit confusing at first, a brief look at the species covered under each name will clears up which group is being discussed. Ulonata is the name used here for Orthopteran insects in general. More traditionally this would be approximately the infraclass "Polyneoptera" which includes all of the "Orthopteroid" orders; however, in this usage of Ulonata Plecoptera has been excluded). Order Cheleutoptera is the same as Phasmida (Walking Sticks). Order Notoptera is the same as Gylloblatodea (Rock Crawlers). Order Dictuoptera - an alternate spelling of Dictyoptera - includes Blattodea+Isoptera and Mantodea (Roaches, Termites, and Mandids), a "lumping" with which I wholeheartedly agree. Order Grylloptera is the same as the suborder Ensifera of Orthoptera (Crickets, Katydids, and kin). Order Orthoptera is restricted to what is usually treated as the suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers). A case can be made for the legality of these different names, but as yet they are not widely accepted. Most names lower in ranking will be more familiar.

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